Art Classes & Workshops

News from our art classes in Old Town Alexandria, including teacher interviews, videos from inside the classroom, and updates on teachers and students. Find out what's going on at the School and what class you want to take next!

To search the current catalog of classes, visit The Art League School home page.

Video Demo: A Still Life Created Before Your Very Eyes!

Even in a quick visit to The Art League School’s still life painting class, one can learn so much. Instructor Kurt Schwarz demonstrated the basics of creating a still life portrait in roughly twenty minutes; he makes it look so easy! “Self Portrait” by Kurt Schwarz Here, in an edited 2+ minute composition, we Read more →

A Visit to the Open-Life Class

Upon first entering the Duke Street Annex of The Art League School, it’s easy to miss the Open Life classroom. The doors are disguised as part of a huge wall mural. Inside, the only lights are turned on a still nude model and the only sounds are those of purposeful strokes brushing against each Read more →

Ceramics Workshop with Lorna Meaden

Ceramic artist and Art League School guest instructor Lorna Meaden fell ill last month and students were heartbroken when her workshop was canceled. But good things come to those who wait! The acclaimed potter is well once more and her class, entitled “Thrown, Altered and Decorated” is back on the school schedule. Starting May Read more →

Earrings, Rings, & Things: Jewelry with Felt and Metal

Join Art League instructors Lisa Vershbow and Renate Maile-Moskowitz on November 6, 2010 as they trade techniques and materials to create fanciful jewelry. Felt Earrings by Lisa Vershbow & Renate Maile-Moskowitz This one-day workshop invites participants to join in the process of making original, fun, colorful projects or even special holiday gifts. Several innovative Read more →

Thought About Taking an Art Class, But Don’t Know Where to Start?

We hear many people say that they are interested in trying an art class. They want to start a new hobby, see if that childhood interest in art is still there, meet new people, or uncover their creative side…. But, they find signing up for a class to be daunting. Or maybe you don’t Read more →

Fashion Illustration Class

This fun new class at The Art League School begins this Saturday, October 9, and runs for five weeks… and there’s still room! Click here for more info and to register. This course introduces basic illustration styles and techniques to aspiring fashion illustrators and designers. Students will work on the drawing, sketching and textile Read more →